This July 31, 2018 sees the end of the distribution partnership between Naza Premira and Italian motorcycle manufacturer Aprilia. It was stated that the dissolution of the partnership is part of a brand rationalisation exercise on the part of Naza Premira.

Sustainability and profitability were cited as primary reasons behind the parting of ways, which Naza Premira said is amicable. Owners of Aprilia motorcycles can continue obtaining service, spares and warranty support from Naza Premira till September 30, 2018.

Following this, Naza Premira will continue holding the Malaysian distributorship for the Piaggio and Vespa scooter brands. It is expected that an announcement from Aprilia as to the identity of its new Malaysian distributorship will be appearing forthwith.